Harry Houdini

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DK Pub., 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
26 Reviews
Harry Houdini, born Ehrich Weiss, left his home in Wisconsin at the age of 12 to seek his fortune. But Factory work he found was dreary, and young Ehrich longed for excitement. Find out how he went from practicing coin tricks in his spare time to selling out the theaters of Europe - and how this son of poor immigrants transformed himself into the greatest magician in the world. In this biography series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies.

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Review: Harry Houdini (DK Biography)

User Review  - Betty - Goodreads

I knew quite a lot a bit about Houdini, including the fact that he died from a ruptured appendix. However, I didn't know that his appendix was ruptured when he was hit three times in his abdomen before he had the opportunity to prepare himself. (This stunt was one of his 'feats'). Read full review

Review: Harry Houdini (DK Biography)

User Review  - Betty - Goodreads

I knew quite a lot a bit about Houdini, including the fact that he died from a ruptured appendix. However, I didn't know that his appendix was ruptured when he was hit three times in his abdomen before he had the opportunity to prepare himself. (This stunt was one of his 'feats'). Read full review

Contents

Chapter
13
Houdinis Legacy
120
The Scholar and Author Index
126
Copyright

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Vicki Cobb is a pro at explaining the cohesive and adhesive properties of water. but she can never seem to remember that plants like water too! She finally had to decorate her home with artificial plants to keep from killing the live ones.

Ever since Science Experiments You Can Eat, Vicki Cobb has been delighting children, parents, and teachers with the fun of making science discoveries. Now, with the new Science Play series, she sets her sights on the youngest children. who are natural scientists and are always experimenting. Vicki Cobb and her husband divide their time between their homes in White Plains, New York. and Manchester, Vermont.

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